Thomas Talbot (Massachusetts)

Thomas Talbot ( born September 7, 1818 in Cambridge, Washington County, New York, † October 6, 1886 in Lowell, Massachusetts ) was an American politician ( Republican) and 1874-1880 twice governor of the state of Massachusetts.

Early years and political rise

Thomas Talbot was born in Cambridge, New York, but moved to the early death of his father with the rest of the family to Northampton, Massachusetts. There he attended the public schools. He then worked in the textile industry and opened a clothing factory along with his brother.

Between 1861 and 1864 Talbot MP in the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, and from 1864 to 1869 was he was a member of the Governing Council. Since 1872, he served as Deputy Governor Deputy Governor William B. Washburn. After his resignation Talbot had to finish his term in office. He held office between April 29 in 1874 and 6 January 1875 as governor. Talbot sat down for the limitation of the working day to ten hours and blocked with his veto a bill that would have abolished the prohibition laws in Massachusetts. In November 1874, he competed unsuccessfully for its own term of office.

Governor of Massachusetts

On November 5, 1878 Talbot was then yet again elected governor of his state. He began his one-year term on January 2, 1879. During this time a prison committee was set up. Educational reform has been prepared and the state budget reduced. The individual authorities were restructured to make them more effective. The governor campaigned for the introduction of women's suffrage in Massachusetts. To this end, the State Constitution was modified. Talbot rejected a bid again in 1879 and retired from hence on January 7, 1880 from his office of.

Further CV

After his governorship, Thomas Talbot withdrew from politics and devoted himself to his private affairs. He died in October 1886 and was buried at the cemetery in Lowell. Thomas Talbot was married twice and had six children.